More in the Ashram
Sri Kaleshwar’s Ashram is a peaceful marvel of perfect Vaastu. Also called the “Divine Mystery Fort” referencing the long term presence of this particular power spot on the globe, this is a high divine energy vortex, nada bindu point on the planet. From the southwest height and weight of the Shiva Sai Mandir to the water fountain in the Northeast section of the sublimely serene Mandir garden, past the NW apartment building and all the way into the Jesus Garden where the sounds of children learning and laughing can be heard, as students meditate, the ashram is a power spot of peace which radiates positive energy all across the globe.
The ashram is actually bigger and more spread out than it seems. Here is a description of some important areas of the ashram:
This is the low building just east of the Southwest Apartment Building. Three freshly cooked, healthy and delicious Hindu vegetarian meals per day are cooked and served here. At breakfast the popular Ashram Chai (an Indian spice-tea) as well as Coffee are available. For a few rupees, staff will crack open fresh coconuts during lunch and dinner meals. All other beverages, including soda, milk, and various bottled waters, can be purchased at the Dhaba Shop. Plates and utensils are provided.
In the Dhaba we find the following things among others: Drinking water, all kinds of western snacks, like chips, cereal and sweets; a variety of beverages, such as cases of water and cold sodas; plus all sorts of cleaning supplies and toiletries, and a modest selection of gifts, such as shawls, incense, and statues. There are writing materials, bed linens and towels, ashram-suited clothes, and spiritual materials such as sandalwood powder, and copper sheets, are also available at the Dhaba. Purchases can only be paid in Indian Rupees.
This garden is located in front of the canteen. It is used for rehearsals of the bhajan group,group meetings, and for morning yoga and exercise classes. People also play sports here and other group activities.
The bookstore is integrated in the classroom and contains all sorts and sizes of different photographs of Sri Kaleshwar, Baba murti, JC Murti, the Kanaka Durga Murti, plus other fragrant images. Also, any published manuscripts and various meditation items and power objects are available for purchase here. The same room is used for group activities, meetings, satsangs, teachings and video demonstrations. There is a library in the room as well. The covered veranda adjacent is used for meetings of many sizes and activities.
This room is located in a smaller building with a covered veranda next to the Southwest Apartment Building.
There are 2 apartment buildings: The Southwest Building and the Northwest Building.
The SW building was built when the ashram was first being created, and is centrally located and much closer to the Mandir Area. The NW building was built later and is a little farther away from the Mandir area, as well as the Canteen.
Some of the Ashram Apartments belong to students and staff of Sri Kaleshwar Ashram. These apartments contain furniture and items that belong only to the owner. It is possible that you will be given one of these apartments for your visit to the ashram. The Welcome Center (SW-Room Nr. 6) is the main contact for all apartment guests.
Unfortunately it is not possible to leave personal items in the ashram for your next visit, as there are no storage rooms. Any items that you do not need any more can be donated to the local community. Kindly leave those things at the Welcome Center.
Shilpa's Office / Room 1 in the Southwest-Building
This is where Shilpa, Sri Kaleshwar's widow and chair woman of the Shirdi Sai Global Trust is working.
Financial affairs can be settled here. Shilpa is happy to be on hand with special personal questions and concerns.
Welcome-Center / Room 6 in the Southwest-Building
The Indian employees of the Welcome-Center offer support for the students in any matters concerning the ashram. They are giving advice about the different responsibilities.
The following affairs can be cleared:
Registration (Sign-in), Rooming, Orientation, travel schedules, room maintenance, health, internet, printed papers, all ashram related questions in general and handover of Yantras for blessing.
Penukonda-Team-Office / Room 4
This room is available for meetings of the group leaders or for groups upon request.
This page is still under construction, more texts and pictures on the topic will follow.